St Mark Group

Meet the Team at Monterey

Dr Evet Ishak, BDS, Sydney University HONS

Principal Dentist

BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Sydney University HONS 

Dr Evet Ishak is the owner and principal general dentist of St Mark Dental Group.

Dr Ishak graduated with a Bachelor of Dentistry with Honours from the University of Sydney in 2001. Prior to this, she has also completed a Bachelor of Dentistry at Cairo University in 1990.

She has worked in private practice for over 20 years. Her humble and genuine caring nature, and personality allow patients to relax and enjoy their time spent in the chair.

Dr.Ishak has been registered with the AHPRA since 2001 and is a current member of the Australian Dental Association.

Dr Ishak set up her first practice in Sydney’s southern suburb of Monterey in 2005. Her growing practice enabled her to move into a second branch in Wolli Creek in 2017.

She has a particular interest in the field of orthodontics and is currently undertaking the EODO 3-year mini-residency program in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics with Dr Derek Mahoney.  Prior to this she has successfully attained a fellowship by completing a 2-year course with progressive orthodontic seminars in 2007 at the International College of Continuing Dental Education, Singapore.  She also performs a range of treatments including Invisalign, Clear Correct, Fast Braces and Cfast.

As part of her continuing professional development Dr.Ishak has attended a number of courses with the dental implantology academy,  NCA Infection control, management of medical emergencies and practise management courses.

Outside of dentistry Evet enjoys outdoor activities and travelling. She also has a keen passion for design and architecture in her spare time.

Dr Mina Azmi, BDS, ADC, Dental Surgeon

BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery 

Dr Azmi is a dentist who loves to create natural, beautiful and captivating smiles without being invasive. He feels proud in having an aesthetic eye with gentle and skilful hands. His goal for patients is to provide the best dental treatment in a comfortable environment.

Dr Azmi’s special interests include restorative dentistry, endodontics and both removable and fixed prosthetics. Dr Azmi has attended many courses over the years including numerous root canal courses, medical emergencies, management of worn dentition, anxiety relief and extended prosthodontics. 

His strengths are patience, attention to detail and his gentle and caring nature.

Dr David Bashout

BDS CSU Dental Surgeon

BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Dr Bashout is a dedicated dentist who always puts his patients first. His friendly approachable manner ensures that all of his patients are comfortable.

Dr Bashout has a keen eye for detail and practices all aspects of general dentistry; his interests include Invisalign, preventative and paediatric dentistry. Dr Bashout has an approachable manner and delivers the highest quality treatment in a relaxed environment. 

In addition, he is currently pursuing further education in the areas of complex restorative dentistry, Invisalign and implant surgery, as he believes in the importance of offering a complete range of services to his patients to give the highest quality of care.

Dr Simon Briggs, BDS(syd)


Dr Simon Briggs services dental practices throughout NSW providing high quality consistent treatment for patients.

Dr Simon Briggs began his mobile practice in 2000 on returning from 2 years studying and working in the UK.

After graduating with his BDS(syd) in 1997, Dr Briggs worked in the Maxillo Facial department of three prominent hospitals in London and Wales. He returned to Sydney with his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (FDS RCS) London, and began teaching and working at Westmead Hospital, Sydney.

Dr Briggs obtained his Diploma of Clinical Dentistry in Intravenous Sedation and Pain Control in 2000 and began servicing several practices in Sydney and rural NSW areas.  Dr Briggs was able to offer a unique combination of practises including wisdom teeth removal, pain control in the form of IV Sedation, dental implant procedures and bone regenerative procedures. Now with over 18 years experience in the field, Dr Briggs services approximately 30 practices.

Dr Briggs has completed multiple courses internationally and domestically in bone grafting, oral implantology, Advanced Life Support and Intravenous Sedation.

He is a member of Australian Dental Association (ADA).

Today, Dr Briggs has become a mentor in implant techniques for a number of colleagues and practices, placing well over 350 implants per year.

As well, Dr Briggs is highly trained in Dento-Facial Aesthetics and provides patients with various options of treatments including relaxant injections, Dermal Fillers and aesthetic therapies. He is a member of the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthethics.

His other professional memberships include the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology and the International College of Oral Implantology.

In his spare time, Dr Briggs enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, collecting wine and playing soccer and tennis.

Dr Daniel Ishak

Associate Partner

Daniel has been practically raised in St Mark Dental (Principal Dentist’s son), and in this time has grown and excelled in many aspects. Taking the surgery as being his own, he has demonstrated great dedication and interest in the success of the workplace. His charismatic, kind nature and natural talent make him the perfect candidate to appropriately deal with patient’s concerns as well as handling administrative paperwork. Dr Daniel holds a Doctor of Medicine degree and is currently on the medical speciaty program. He is currently a Medical Registrar at St George Hospital Kogarah.


Dr Mark Ishak

Associate Partner

Dr Mark Ishak holds a Doctor of Medicine and Bachelor of Medical Science. Mark’s easy going nature and his constant laughter create a cheerful and relaxed environment throughout the surgery. Through his dealings with patients, it is quite obvious that he is loved by them and creates ease in an otherwise stressful situation. He has also demonstrated a high effectiveness and a great level of understanding in any job he is assigned. Dr Mark is currently doing his Medical Residency at St George Hospital Kogarah, and in any situation he is put in strives for excellence in achieving the best possible outcomes for his patients.

Ella Alaei

Practice Manager / Dental Prosthetist

Ella is our vibrant front office coordinator that has been a part of our team for over eight years. Ella’s kind nature, and happy disposition always makes her a pleasure to speak to and interact with. Ella is approachable, enthusiastic and always willing to go above and beyond for our patients' care and comfort. With all her knowledge from various Certificates in Prosthetist, Dental Nursing and Dental technician, she has proved to be a valuable member of the team. Ella has now graduated dental prosthetist and is commencing further studies to progress her career in oral health.


Dental Nurse & EEN

Kendall has worked at our practice since 2005 as a dental nurse and is furthering her studies at university as a Medical Nurse and has developed a wealth of experience and knowledge in the dental and medical field. 

Kendall is loved by our patients for her happy nature and enthusiasm for dental health. There is often so much laughter coming from inside the room, we wonder what’s happening. She certainly helps to make dental visits less threatening.


Dental Nurse & EEN

Georgia has been a familiar face at the surgery since 2005. She is a competent and skilled dental nurse and has completed studies at university as a medical nurse and receptionist who takes pride in her ability, and service to our patients. Georgia has a special interest in cosmetic procedures, oral surgery and IV Sedation within the practice.

Georgia guides patients through their treatment and will happily answer any questions you might have regarding appointments, treatments and any other concerns.


Dental Nurse

Maria has successfully completed her Certificate III in Dental Assisting making her an excellent asset to our practice. 

Maria has a warm and friendly personality and is always complimented on her ability to put even the most apprehensive patient at ease. She also has a special interest in dentures and will be furthering her skills as a technician in the near future.


Dental Nurse

Carolyne is a friendly and experienced staff member who has previously owned 3 successful businesses on her own. Carolyne has been a member of the St Mark Dental team since 2013.

Carolyne has extensive experience in dental nursing and customer service. Her work ethic and knowledge of the dental industry is unsurpassed, and she is, therefore, a key member of our team.She works efficiently at the front reception desk to ensure every visit is a happy one. She loves being part of such a vibrant, cohesive team and being able to meet new faces and help so many different people each day.

You will see Carolyne at the front reception desk usually have a chat with our patients or In a treatment room assisting one of our resident Dentists.
Loves to travel aboard & also is a foodie always sourcing out new cafes & restaurants.


Dental Nurse

May has been working at the practice for over ten years now, and as such has developed valuable relationships with many of our patients.

May is talented and empathetic. She is skilled in assuring and advising both patients and staff members in difficult or distressful situations. Her exceeding loyalty and cheerful nature overwhelm everyone in the practice.


Dental Nurse

Originally from Serbia, Miliyana is one of the newest additions to our dental team. As a dental assistant, she helps support our dentists in all types of procedures.

Miliyana enjoys the challenges that dentistry presents. Her work builds her confidence and promotes constant learning.

In her free time, Miliyana practises traditional Serbian dancing, and she regularly performs ensembles.

Ms Rachel Pietruszka


Rachael is now joining us at the Monterey practice offering her full services.


  • Bachelor of Osteopathy
  • Masters Of Osteopathy
  • Cert. Dry Needling
  • Currently completing Psychology Degree

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Australian Health Professional and Memberships:

  • Australian Health Professional Regulatory Agency
  • The Australian Osteopathic Association

Ergonomics Educator

  • Isafety and Health focusing on Pain prevention
  • Risk prevention
  • Workplace assessment
  • Implementation of OSHA’s workplace standards and current recommended Practice
  • Facilitation of Workers compensation case management through evidence-based practice.
  • Work area assessment with key simple strategies to prevent chronic pain and workplace injury
  • Independent management and rehabilitation training to promote health, injury prevention and ongoing efficient biomechanical maintenance.
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